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Gates of Dawn, Vilnius

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
The sole surviving example of the five gates that once ringed and protected Vilnius, Gates of Dawn represents the site of a Renaissance chapel and one of the main entrances to the historical city center. Originally built during the first two decades of the 16th century, the gates from outside the defensive city walls appear as an imposing and solidly built tower. On the reverse side, however, the gate frames an ornate church straddling the tunnel. Peer through the windows to catch a glimpse of the chapel within. Climb up to the chapel via the door located next to the gate to view an intimate prayer room complete with a gilded icon of the Virgin Mary, meant to bless visitors and travelers alike. Take note that Mary is depicted alone, rather than holding Jesus. Using our custom trip planner, Vilnius attractions like Gates of Dawn can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The gate of dawn (or Medininkai) is one of the symbols of the city. It was built in the 16th century. It is one of the 5-door defense, which survived until the present day. On the outer side Furthermore there are monitoring openings. On the inside there is a chapel with a painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is considered to be miraculous.
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  • The entrance is a door in the street you go along a corridor then up the steps. You have to be quiet and respectful as people are praying. It is very ornate and golden. 
  • We saw it from below, tried to go up and see the Madonna up close but the line came almost to the bottom of the stairs. It wasn't worth it to us to wait to see what could be viewed on the street. 
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  • A very popular place in Vilnius you have to visit. From outside you can see a beautiful room inside the Gates of Dawn.
  • Beautiful place
  • Nice
  • Nice view in a morning time
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